KIWANIS PARK MASTER PLAN
The Kiwanis Park plan is a three-phase project that envisions an exceptional downtown passive park.
COURT STREET ENHANCEMENTS
Court Street will serve as a vital connection from the Purple Martin Greenway to downtown Rutherfordton’s restaurants and shops. The street will be redeveloped to accommodate a bicycle path and sidewalk while maintaining two-way vehicular lanes.
PHASE 1A: TANNER TO NEBRASKA STREETSCAPE
Phase 1A breathes new life into the West Main streetscape between Tanner and Nebraska streets. New sidewalks, street trees, and lighting will create a more inviting pedestrian landscape.
PHASE 1B: THERMAL BELT RAIL TRAIL & SPINDALE HOUSE
Phase 1B features improvements to the Thermal Belt Rail Trail as well as an open green and stage on the Spindale House lawn. Rail trail improvements include a shelter and ADA accessible ramp, alongside other enhancements that will improve the user experience.
Downtown and Rail Trail Enhancements
Forest City continues to make significant progress enhancing its downtown and creating destination-quality amenities. The new Pavilion on Park Square amphitheater and Thermal Belt Rail Trail will attract thousands of visitors each year. The City’s next step is to connect these resources with additional downtown streetscape and pedestrian infrastructure enhancements.
Partner with Us
Financial support within Forest City will provide for investments in new recreation amenities along the Thermal Belt Rail Trail and additional downtown streetscape enhancements.